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Tightening steps to monitor the spread of deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari prolonged the lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun for another 14 days.

It is because coronavirus cases continue to grow in the identified states.

“Our response to the virus remains in two stages – first, to protect the lives of our fellow Nigerians and people living here and second, to maintain the livelihoods of staff and business owners,” Buhari said in a national broadcast on Monday night.

“With this in mind and having carefully considered the briefings and Report from the Presidential Task Force and the various options offered, it has become necessary to extend the current restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the FCT for another 14 days effective from 11:59 pm on Monday, 13th of April, 2020. I am therefore once again asking you all to work with Government in this fight.”

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